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Fifteen Cornwall space to be turned into suites

30 June 2020 by
Fifteen Cornwall space to be turned into suites

Fifteen Cornwall is to be transformed into seven beach loft suites as part of Watergate Bay, the hotel located opposite, which owns the property.

Fifteen Cornwall, one of the last remaining Jamie Oliver sites in the UK, closed in December last year. The restaurant was run under a licence by charitable trust the Cornwall Food Foundation and both the charity and restaurant business were liquidated following an independent financial review.

Chef Emily Scott is taking up residency at the site for a three-month summer pop-up from 9 July, after which the group plans to transform the venue into seven beach loft suites with a pantry and private access to the beach. It is hoped work could start as soon as October and for the suites to open to guests ready for Easter 2021.

The building would comprise two 60sq m suites, three 50sq m rooms and two family suites, designed by Matt Hulme of Dynargh Design, who also designed the hotel's Watchful Mary bar. The suites would add to the hotel's bedroom stock, which currently comprises 71 rooms.

Chief executive Will Ashworth said: "It's a departure for us, because obviously it's accommodation that's slightly disconnected. We have enough F&B experiences for our guests, particularly with Watchful Mary now having a pizza oven as well. The variety is there and therefore we're comfortable that we can give our guests a really good series of experiences while giving this space over to accommodation."

The announcement is the latest commitment by the group to investment and expansion following the acquisition earlier this year of Amport House to become the latest Another Place-branded hotel.

Read an interview with the group's leadership team in this week's The Caterer magazine.

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